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Title: Experiences of neonatal nurses and parents working collaboratively to enhance family centred care: The destiny phase of an appreciative inquiry project
Contributor(s): Trajkovski, Suza (author); Schmied, Virginia (author); Vickers, Margaret H (author); Jackson, Debra  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.05.004
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Abstract: Aim: The aim of this paper is to report on the process and experiences of neonatal nurses and parents who worked collaboratively in an appreciative inquiry (AI) project to enhance family centred care (FCC) in the neonatal unit with a focus on the destiny phase. Background: The concept of FCC is internationally recognised as an ideal way of caring for hospitalised children however, research suggests health professionals experience difficulties integrating FCC principles into daily practice. A fundamental principle of FCC is the need to develop respectful partnerships between health professionals and parents of infants requiring neonatal care. AI offers a positive, strength based, participatory approach that promotes organisational learning and positive organisational change. AI facilitates change from the ground up and lends itself to building effective sustainable partnerships and collaborations. Design: Qualitative interpretive approach.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Collegian, 23(3), p. 265-273
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 1876-7575
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920210 Nursing
920501 Child Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200307 Nursing
200501 Adolescent health
200506 Neonatal and child health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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